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backed by tanks are massed along the edge of the gaza border ready for a potential all out invasion. although president obama says it would be, quote, preferable to avoid a ground war, he is making support of israel clear. >> there's no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders so we are fully supportive of israel's right to defend itself from missiles landing on people's homes and workplaces and potentially killing civilians. >> joining us now from gaza is nbc's reporter. what's the latest this morning? >> reporter: good morning, mika. they've pushed that up now over the past six days of fighting the death toll stands at 95 palestinians, 23 of them children, more than 640 wounded palestinians since this conflict began last wednesday. one of the incidents you referred to and one that's drawing a lot of national media attention into what exactly happened when this family was killed. it took place sunday morning and it was the house of a top hamas official. in that house were several families. it was a three-story building with
>>> this morning on first look, president obama makes history this morning in myanmar. >>> israeli attacks rock gaza with a palestinian death toll rising as israel seeks to wipe out militants. >>> paula broadwell finally returns home as congress digs deeper into david petraeus's testimony. >>> a very good morning to you. i'm veronica de la cruz. it is a historic day for president obama and for the people of myanmar, as it transitions towards democracy. during the first visit by a sitting u.s. president, mr. obama pledged that the u.s. will be friends with any nation that respects its people's rights and international law. nbc political director and chief white house reporter chuck todd has been traveling with the president. chuck, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, veronica. president obama is the first president to ever visit myanmar. i can tell you it's been a whirlwind day here for the president. the president got here, greeted by throngs of people of this country at times getting very close actually to the motorcade. the first thing he did after he met with the pre
? anderson cooper live for us this morning in gaza. >> president obama takes a historic trip to myanmar and cambodia. what he has to say and why everyone is not happy the president is even there? >> is the black friday frenzy all just a big scam? how you can stay home this year and still get the best deals. >>> the clock is ticking here on the fiscal cliff. we continue to talk about it. 43 days to go. why there is new optimism there will be a deal reached soon. >> it is monday, november 19th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> good morning, everyone. soledad is off today. we want to welcome in our special team that's joined us here. "new york times" columnist. nan hayworth. ron brownstein, cnn political analyst is here as well. >> welcome to you all. we will be talking here in a moment. we have to begin with the huge story. "starting point," this morning, death and despair mounting in the middle east. the conflict in gaza city, it is intensifying. it's been intensifying overnight. look at the destruction here. an israeli missile slamming into a residential neighborhood taking out th
. >> richard engel, thank you very much. thanks for the latest on the negotiations from gaza and this weekend, president obama made it absolutely clear that he sides with israel in this dispute with hamas. >> there's no country on earth that would tolerate missiles raining down on its citizens from outside its borders. we are fully supportive of israel's right to defend itself from missiles landing on people's homes. and work places and potentially killing civilians. >> long-time middle east diplomat dennis ross joins me now, just back from israel last night. dennis, first of all, the ban ki-moon, the u.n. secretary general now is planning, be according to the u.n., to meet with netanyahu in israel after meets in cairo with president morsi and abbas in the west bank. up until this point the u.n. has not been a player here. what is your understanding of the terms of engagement in the efforts to reach a cease-fire? >> well, i think what you -- the report you heard are probably pretty close to accurate, that the fact is from the israeli standpoint, they don't want an outcome that produces a ceas
for cease-fire talks. hamas demanding an end to israel's military blockade in gaza in order to end the violence. israelis insisting they'll finish the job with a ground offensive if air strikes don't end the conflicts. >>> president obama praising myanmar's rapid political reforms during his historic visit there. the first sitting u.s. president to travel to that country. mr. obama also met with fellow nobel peace prize winner aung san suu kyi, who spent 15 years under house arrest in myanmar. she expressed concern about a, quote, mirage of success in myanmar's reforms. >> and the american music award goes to -- justin bieber! >> that's cool. don't stop believing. justin bieber sweeps the american music awards winning all three categories in which he was nominated including the biggest award of the night, artist of the year. and his mom was on stage. other big winners, taylor swift, carly rae jepsen and mickey minaj. probably one of the oddest performances ever. i give you m.c. hammer gangnam style. ♪ >> that is cool. >> i like it. >> i do, too. >> you know, i was at the madonna
against gaza, but barely 30% are in favor of a ground invasion. diplomatic pressure is also mounting. president obama and other pes te western lyse eaders have cautio against it. civilian casualties will cost israel support from the international community. israeli president shimon peres acknowledged as much. >> i hope it will bring and end to this strange and inhumane war. >> reporter: war is being conducted on other battlefields as well. the israeli government website has been hit with 44 million hacking attacks since the shooting war broke out. only one of them was briefly successful. that's insignificant in cyber space, but on the ground, it only takes one hit to matter. allen pizzey, cbs news, ashkelon, southern israel. >>> now the other side of gaza where residents are facing daily missile strikes that are getting deadlier by the day. charlie d'agata is live in gaza city. >> reporter: good morning to you, yes. all night long israeli fighter jets and avynavy warship continued a relentless attack. we were able to survey some of the damage driving around the city. there was police
obama praises myanmar's trip to democracy. and oil futures hit a two week high as international pressure mounts for a cease-fire in gaza. welcome back. just to keep you abreast with what's taking place at the moment in the uk, you have the uk prime minister david cameron speaking live at cbe conference. confederation of british industry. so he was just talking about how the government needs to be tough, radical and fast and he's continuing to lay out his thoughts there at this conference. we'll keep you up-to-date. tomorrow's euro group meeting is likely to be a tense affair. the imf looks to stick to its guns. christine lagarde told reuters that any financing program needs to be rooted in reality and not in wishful thinking. julia chatter sly is in athens. the chances of officials not green lighting further aid to greece, is it fair to say at the this stage that's very small? >> i think at the moment we have a situation where you have the imf really pushing for debt write down and on the other people wanting an enter rum solution. so they've never not reached a consensus, so somewhere i
hours as israel continues to bombard targets in the gaza strip. the barrage, in response to hundreds of rockets fired into israel by militants. cease-fire talks continue, and the lines are increasingly long and israel may launch. >>> meanwhile, president obama from his historic trip from southeast asia. he's expected to raise concerns, earlier in the first visit to myanmar. the president pledged $140 million in aid to the once oppressive nation. secretary of state hillary clinton embraced nobel peace prize winner aung san suu kyi. >>> the woman at the center of the cia sex scandal said she's deeply devastated to the damage done. meanwhile, petraeus has hired a renown media lawyer, as he tries to get his life back on track. >>> and software billion nar john mcafee is apparently blogging about his efforts to allude police in his adopted country of belize. mcafee is wanted for questioning in the death of his neighbor, a man online claiming to be mcafee is now offering a $25,000 award and i quote, real killer's arrest, end quote. >>> in medical news, more concerns about young teens bulki
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